Does the Internet help keep governments honest?

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is a tool that can help citizens keep their governments honest.

Top Finnish prosecutor wants to stop online hate speech

Authoritarian calls to monitor "dangerous language" used on the Internet are growing in Finland, with one senior government official claiming he is pursuing such an initiative for the public's own good.

Americans dubious about free speech online

Americans are far more concerned about companies monitoring their internet activity than about government doing the same thing.

White House bullies science blog over use of logo

Science blogger Keith Cowing though that using the Presidential Seal in an innocent blog post was no big deal. He was wrong.

House Judiciary chairman: WikiLeaks did not commit a crime

There was an interesting development in the WikiLeaks saga on Thursday. You probably didn’t hear about it over the weekend because the fawning corporate media was too busy comparing the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Free Press urges FCC to keep Comcast in check

Media reform organization Free Press urged the Federal Communications Commission yesterday to investigate anti-competitive actions by Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company and residential broadband provider.

Amazon pulls pro-pedophilia book after outcry

Amazon's finally pulled an ebook from sale after thousands of consumers protested that it was legitimizing pedophilia.

Feds say it's OK to pan your boss on Facebook

Federal agency the National Labor Relations Board has launched a legal case asserting that employees have a right to free speech on Facebook.

Does Obama’s Internet "kill switch" threaten free speech?

Could an Internet "kill switch" proposed by US Senator Joseph Lieberman be exploited to assume Federal control over the Internet and threaten free speech?